elephant wisdom

Happy New Year to All!

We’re not going to lie, we forgot it was New Year’s Eve, it’s warm and rainy and we have a new Rana bug, so each day blends with the next and it doesn’t remotely feel like December. Rana was the joy that ended 2018 for GSE. After spending a year…...

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Guida Our Wise and Grounded Girl

Someone asked in the last post if Guida was the leader. With her and Maia there is a lot of give and take. There isn’t a matriarch with just the two of them, although Guida definitely has the makings of one. In captivity the dominant female is often referred to…...

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Lessons Learned From Elephants: Be Present

One of the biggest lessons we have learned from elephants is to try to be present, live in the here and now. This is almost always easier said than done, especially with the never ending to-do list at the sanctuary. But it is one of the most impressive qualities elephants…...

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What One Elephant Taught Me About Being Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving- We’ve all been inundated with elephants in crisis, poaching, ailing in zoos and manipulation to import dozens more.  Many of us spend countless hours working to give back, and in many cases fighting for what is right and just in an often unjust world for animals. ...

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What Elephants Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

In one way or another, all captive elephants have suffered at the hands of humans. And while humans are starting to understand more and the mentality of keepers is changing, most elephants alive today were handled with the old school, good ole’ boys club, mentality of managing elephants. Many have…...

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